Students in Los Angeles public schools must wear a non-cloth mask with a nose wire at all times, including during sports, beginning Monday, the district announced in a letter to families this weekend. Schools will give surgical-style masks to students and employees who need them, Los Angeles Unified's interim superintendent, Megan K. Reilly, wrote on Saturday. MORE: COVID-19 live updates: Scale of education lost 'nearly insurmountable,' UNICEF warns The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this month that loosely woven cloth masks provide the least amount of protection. LA County schools will also continue weekly testing for students and staff through February, Reilly said. MORE: COVID deaths surge in nation's largest county The interim superintendent said "in-school case rates dropped 7% since our baseline testing and current rates of students and staff are half of those in the general community due to the safety measures in … [Read more...] about LA schools mandating non-cloth masks with nose wire, Atlanta district makes masks optional
A British astrophysicist visiting his girlfriend in the US was killed in his sleep by a stray bullet fired ‘recklessly ‘from a nearby apartment complex. Dr Matthew Willson, 31, from Chertsey, Surrey, was visiting his girlfriend when he died in the freak incident in Atlanta, Georgia. He had only been in the country for a couple of days when the bullet ripped through a wall and hit him in the head. Tributes have been paid to Mr Willson from his alma mater, the University of Exeter. A spokesperson for the university said in a statement: ‘Matthew Willson was a former PhD student at the University of Exeter and much-loved member of our astrophysics team. ‘We have been informed about his tragic death in the US and our hearts go out to his family, friends and colleagues. We are offering support to colleagues at the University who will also want to commemorate his life.’ Police said they were called to the scene in the upmarket suburb of Brookhaven at 2am on Sunday to … [Read more...] about Sleeping Brit doctor killed by stray bullet ‘fired by mistake’ from nearby apartment
CELEBRITY Hunted follows celeb duos as they step into the role of a lifetime - that of fugitives fleeing the authorities. The pairs head off on the run across the country in the hopes of evading capture for a full two weeks. Who is in the Celebrity Hunted 2022 line-up? Eight brand new celebs are taking on the challenge of outsmarting the police officers, former intelligence officer and members of the armed forces all tasked with tracking them down in 2022. They'll be hoping to stay out of the clutches of the authorities for two weeks in the hopes of winning a hefty donation for charity Stand Up To Cancer. Here's a full list: Iwan Thomas Sprinter Iwan Thomas represented Great Britain in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, and still holds the official British 400m record - which he secured in 1997. The sprinter, who was awarded an MBE in 1998, now works as a sports commentator and makes regular television appearances. Thomas has also appeared on Strictly Come … [Read more...] about Celebrity Hunted 2022 line-up: Who is starring on the Channel 4 show?
IWAN Thomas went well out of his comfort zone to get down and dirty on last year's series of Celebrity Island, Bear Gryll's survivor show. The former Olympian found himself stranded on an island in Panama along with ten other celebrities in the gruelling series. Here's the lowdown on his life and career... What did Iwan Thomas win? Iwan Thomas was born in Farnborough, London on January 4, 1974, and represented Great Britain and Northern Island at the Olympic Games and Wales in the Commonwealth Games in his career. The athlete is a former European and Commonwealth champion. He won gold in the European championships in Budapest in the 400m and the 400m relay in 1998 after winning gold in the 400m relay at the Worlds in 1997. In 1996, Thomas won silver in the 400m relay at the Atlanta Olympics. When did he retire? Injury forced Thomas to retire from athletics in 2006, at the age of 32. Two years later he was introduced into the Welsh Athletics Hall of Fame. Since … [Read more...] about How old is Iwan Thomas? Olympic medallist, Strictly Come Dancing star and Celebrity Island 2017 castaway
A man who stumbled down the street while carrying his own severed arm Friday morning was saved by two public workers who saw him and happened to be trained in the use of tourniquets, authorities in Maine said. The man's arm was cut off near the shoulder by a band saw - whose blade is positioned between two wheels, and is generally used to cut metal - while he worked at the AK Market store in Lewiston. Police arrived at the scene at about 9.20am and followed a trail of blood from Maple Street back to the business, where several people said the man had been operating a band saw. Lewinston police have not determined how the man lost his arm, beyond describing the gory amputation as a 'workplace incident'. Lt. Derrick St. Laurent told DailyMail.com that police is not identifying the man 'at this point' but that he's expected to survive. 'It had to be divine intervention because two of my best guys just happened to be there sanding sidewalks,' said Mary Ann Brenchick, director of … [Read more...] about Good Samaritans save life of screaming man they found carrying his own arm after he severed it with a band saw